Patrons of art house movies will never forget the innocent, demure and mesmerizing English beauty in Shyam Benegal's JUNOON, essayed to perfection by Nafisa Ali. The movie garnered huge critical and commercial success and made Nafisa an instant star and the heartthrob of countless youth who fell in love with the ravishing beauty queen. Quite a few offers poured in but Nafisa, disappointing all her male fans got married and put a break on the stunning start to her career to take care of her kids and home.
She did make a comeback in the nineties with a few insignificant movies but made her presence felt via Tinnu Anand's MAJOR SAAB, a film which marked the coming together of Tinnu and Amitabh after the super successful SHAHENSHAH. Essaying the role of Amitabh Bachchan's wife, Nafisa was elegance personified and to this day, songs played during marriage processions in the North are never complete without their 'Ek Punjaban'. After MAJOR SAAB, Nafisa worked in a few other projects but once again she struck top form in the multiple award winning, LIFE...IN A METRO where she romanced another legend, the original he-man Dharmendra and won acclaim for her dignified role.
Always ready to support the cause of humanity, Nafisa will be seen in Sanjay Puran Singh Chauhan's LAHORE, where she is in the august company of actors like Farooque Sheikh, Sushant Singh, Saurabh Shukla etc. Seeing the way the film is being received and showered with praises and awards at various film festivals, it appears that Nafisa's good luck charm, which always seems to work with prestigious films, will surely work wonders for LAHORE as well.